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To: FES0844

She’s still out there. A FB friend is friends with her. She’s just as loud. The media just ignores her now. When she took on the Democrats, the media dropped her.

7 posted on 07/09/2012 6:17:29 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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The Spectacle Blog

The Media, the Terrys, and Cindy Sheehan

By Jeffrey Lord on 6.22.12 @ 9:46AM

We keep saying this, but you simply cannot make it up.

Last night Sean Hannity sat down for an interview with Kent and Josephine Terry, the parents of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Brian Terry, of course, was killed by a gun deliberately “walked” into Mexico in the harebrained scheme called “Fast and Furious.”

Fast and Furious has now become a bridge too far for the Obama administration. Attorney General Eric Holder has been cited for contempt of Congress by a House committee (a full House vote set for next week) and President Obama just ignited an uproar by throwing a blanket of executive privilege over the Justice Department.

But something else occurred as we watched the riveting Hannity interview with the Terrys last night.

The Terrys lost their son because of a government policy.

So too did another parent lose a son because of a government policy.

That parent was the mother of a U.S. Soldier killed in the war in Iraq, a constitutionally authorized policy openly arrived at when President Bush asked for and got a congressional resolution allowing him to send troops to Iraq.

That soldier was named Casey Sheehan. And his mother’s name was Cindy. Cindy Sheehan.

Cindy Sheehan, like the Terrys, was understandably devastated by the loss of her son. But there were two not-so-small differences in the Sheehan case and the Terry case.

First, unlike Fast and Furious and the secrecy surrounding Brian Terry’s death, there was nothing remotely secret about the military action that took Casey Sheehan’s life. The Iraq War was endlessly litigated — quite publicly — in the Congress and the court of public opinion. It was a major issue in George Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign, in which Bush defeated John Kerry. And it was a major issue in 2008, when then-Senator Barack Obama made it a major issue against John McCain — and won.

Fast and Furious, on the contrary, was conceived in secret, executed in secret, and is now at the center of a Congressional effort to reveal just who knew what and when.

But there is a second difference between Cindy Sheehan and the Terrys.

When Cindy Sheehan spoke out about the death of her son Casey she was inundated — and I do mean inundated — with coverage from the mainstream media....

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13 posted on 07/09/2012 6:24:32 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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